An existing area within the playground is to be transformed into a ‘Faith Garden’ where pupils can learn about all religions, as well as music and art. This essential play space and outdoor learning environment will offer pupils more opportunities to play safe, feel welcomed, while also being attractive, exciting and educational.
To create a new outdoor space in an incredibly awkward area between buildings where a large A/C unit is housed. Seating for staff and patients, abundant planting and screening will be ‘squeezed’ into a long rectangular space, working with an existing newly laid pathway and edging.
This design is for a school that educates primary school aged children with a range of moderate and severe learning difficulties, and profound and multiple learning disabilities. The sensory garden is to be an interactive space that can be accessed by all children in the school. It therefore has to stimulate all the seven senses, including the vestibular and proprioceptive senses. The area for the sensory garden measures 9 m x 23 m. This is a garden about texture, sound, movement, balance. This is a garden to encourage attention, foster curiosity and increase opportunities for movement. The design is for all visual planes: up, down, side-to-side, near and far.